PTSA Meeting – May 7 @ 6:00PM

Please join us for the last scheduled meeting of the BSHS PTSA this Thursday, May 7th at 6pm in the BSHS Library.  The slate of candidates for next year’s PTSA Board will be announced and voting will take place.  We will also discuss plans for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on May 22nd.  We have your contact information from the Open House for Incoming Freshmen a few months ago.  We look forward to seeing you!  If you have any questions or comments, please contact our President, Ashley Herndon, at

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College Searching ~ Looking for Scholarships?

Check out the college information on the guidance webpage.  They have up-to-date college information.

Follow this link:

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2014-2015 Reflections Contest

Congratulations to our Bryan Station Reflections Art Contest Winners.  In Visual Arts, we have the following winners:  Sophia Bell, Emma Jane Hamilton & Josef Valle); in Film Production (Linden Meuser); in Musical Composition (Kaitlin Merredith); and Special Artist (Christopher Revis won in both photography & literature).  Congratulations to these winners.

Their art work will be on display at the Gallery Hop at the Lyric Theatre on November 21 from 5-8.   



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SBDM Parent Representatives

2014-2015 SBDM Parent Representatives

James Brown

Christin Helmuth

Keith Kuhn

Stephen Skubik-Peplaski

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Autism Clinic Informatio​n

The Autism Clinic, located at 641 Maxwelton Court, Lexington, is available to those needing assistance with diagnosis and therapy.    If you have questions please call (859) 257-1381 or email at

Final Casper Brochure


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Financial Aid Has a Language of Its Own

Originally posted from KY Dept of Education

As high school seniors and their parents begin the college financial aid process, they may find themselves faced with unfamiliar terms. This short glossary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.

  • conversion scholarship/loan – This type of financial aid requires recipients to provide certain services or pay back the funds with interest.
  • expected family contribution (EFC) – This is the amount thestudent and family are expected to pay toward yearly college costs.
  • FAFSA  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the form all students must complete when applying for federal and state student aid. The best way to file is online.
  • financial need – the difference between the student’s EFC and the total cost of attending a college.
  • grant – usually based on financial need and generally does not have to be repaid.
  • institutional aid – refers to the scholarships, grants and other financial aid programs administered by the college.
  • need analysis – the answers provided on the FAFSA are analyzed to determine a student’s EFC and financial need.
  • Student Aid Report – is based on the information provided on the FAFSA and lets students know their EFC and eligibility for aid.
  • waiver – lets a student attend college without having to pay tuition and certain fees.
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Parents Guide to School Accountability

The Kentucky Department of Education has developed two parent-friendly brochures, one outlining Kentucky’s state assessments, when students will take them, other tests children may take and how the results for these tests will be used. The second brochure deals with school accountability, how it is based and determined, how parents will know how their child is doing on state assessments and much more.

To view the brochures or text versions of them, click here. See the brochures and text versions near the bottom of the page.

The text versions contain all of the written information found in the printable versions and may be more suitable for sharing via e-mail or posting.

ParentInfo has been highlighting a part of one of the brochures each issue until they have all been covered. Below is the final installment of the accountability brochure. It addresses what parents can do to help with high performance.

What can parents do to ensure high performing students and schools?

Demand high levels of performance from students, schools and districts. Realize educational excellence is a shared responsibility. Take an active part in your child’s education.

Know what is expected of students in the different subjects and at the different grade levels. Ask school staff about any questions you may have about academic standards or the curriculum being taught.

Use Kentucky’s online Student Information System, Infinite Campus, if available in your district, to monitor your student’s progress. Your school or district should be able to provide log-in information.

Discuss your child’s progress report and state test results with his/her teachers. Look for strengths and weaknesses in the different subject areas and work with the school to develop a plan for enrichment or improvement.

Ask about programs or services that may be available to help your child improve such as Extended School Services, Family Resource/Youth Service Centers, tutorial programs or other opportunities in the school or community.

If your child is in middle or high school, ask the school how to log in to your child’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP). It includes valuable information about test scores, career interests and tools that will help you and your child plan for college.

Refer to the school’s consolidated plan to learn about its plans for improvement. Address the School-Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) with any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have.

Where can parents find out more information about Unbridled Learning?

More detailed information is available on the Kentucky Department of Education website at; click on the Unbridled Learning logo on the left side.

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Los Amigos

Los Amigos is the parent support group for the Spanish Immersion Program at all levels (elementary, middle and high school). Meetings are monthly and are held at BSHS, BSTMS, Maxwell Elementary and Liberty Elementary.  Visit the site for details on upcoming meetings.

Support Los Amigos by going through the site to order from Amazon.


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Free ACT Study Practice, Driver’s Manual, MAP Math and Reading Practice and Reduced Price Microsoft Software

FCPS has subscribed to an online study guide site for the ACT.  This service is available to all high school students.  To access the site, students will need to use their student number as their username and password.  Click on this link to visit the site page for Bryan Station.  Then click on the “Study Guide for ACT” tab and proceed through the “Five Steps to ACT Success.”

Driver’s ManualDirections to obtain a copy of the manual

Special Software Pricing for Students/Staff: Special pricing on Microsoft Office and other software is available for students and staff.  Visit the online store on KDE’s website for ordering information.

MAP Math and Reading Practice: The following resources provide links to help improve math and reading skills based on MAP scores.

Math –

Reading –

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Just for Fun! 10 Science Questions Every High School Should Know

“What is one science question every high school graduate should be able to answer?”  That’s the question a team of Nobel laureates, science teachers, writers, and leading scientists were asked, and the results of their answers is a 10-question science quiz you should be able to pass with flying colors if you have a high school diploma.  Click HERE to view the list of questions.  Have fun!

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